Motorola Nexus 6 Leaked Photo

New leaked photo reveals the Nexus smartphone you’ve been waiting for

By on September 27, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

New leaked photo reveals the Nexus smartphone you’ve been waiting for

October is going to be a huge month for Android — not only is Google going to release the highly anticipated Android L update but it’s also likely going to release two flagship Nexus devices to show off its newest version of Android. Earlier this week we got what might have been our first closeup look at one of them, a massive phablet manufactured by Motorola called the Nexus 6. And now Android Police has published a leaked picture that purportedly shows the front of the Nexus 6 for the first time. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports offers the definitive take: ‘Bendgate’ is overblown

By on September 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Consumer Reports offers the definitive take: ‘Bendgate’ is overblown

So we know that the iPhone 6 Plus will bend if given enough force. The more important question is whether it will bend as part of your everyday use. Consumer Reports, which wasn’t afraid to slap Apple around over the iPhone 4’s flawed antenna placement, delivers what looks like the definitive take on the issue and the answer is, “No.” More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Sold Out

Galaxy Note 4 sells out in South Korea… all 30,000 of them

By on September 26, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Galaxy Note 4 sells out in South Korea… all 30,000 of them

Scared of Apple’s iPhone 6 launch success, Samsung pushed up its Galaxy Note 4 release date, at least in its home market, where the company on Friday started selling its latest flagship phablet. ZDNet Korea says the Galaxy Note 4 sold out within a few hours, although the actual numbers of sold units isn’t something to brag about just yet, and it’s far from Samsung’s bold internal sales target. More →

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iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus China Availability

‘It’s just a matter of time’ before iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus are available in China

By on September 26, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

‘It’s just a matter of time’ before iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus are available in China

One of the biggest surprises during the Apple event earlier this month was the revelation that China would not be on the list of countries to receive the first wave of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus shipments. A week after launch, the new phones still haven’t even been approved for sale in the most populous country on Earth, but Tencent reported on Tuesday that Apple is finally reaching the last stages of review. More →

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Samsung Galaxy A7 Specs Confirmed

Samsung’s Galaxy A7 features confirmed in new leak

By on September 26, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Samsung’s Galaxy A7 features confirmed in new leak

Samsung’s flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, has begun shipping in South Korea and will soon make its way to the United States. When it comes to enticing a Western audience in 2014, the Note 4 might be the company’s last chance to fight back against the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but Samsung looks to be introducing an entirely new line of phones for the low-end crowd as well. More →

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Xperia Z3 Underwater Unboxing Video

Sony’s Xperia Z3 stars in the world’s first underwater unboxing video

By on September 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Sony’s Xperia Z3 stars in the world’s first underwater unboxing video

Sony’s recently released Xperia Z3 is the company’s newest flagship device, and just like other Xperia Z family members, this one is also not scared of water. To put to the test the Xperia Z3’s waterproof abilities, Carphone Warehouse decided to record an unusual unboxing video. More →

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Downgrade From iOS 8.0 to iOS 7.1.2

There’s no turning back from iOS 8 if you upgrade from iOS 7.1.2

By on September 26, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

There’s no turning back from iOS 8 if you upgrade from iOS 7.1.2

Now that the iOS 8.0.1 fiasco has been resolved, Apple is looking to move forward with its latest mobile platform. In order to do so, Apple has stopped signing the iOS 7.1.2 firmware, which means that it is no longer possible to downgrade from iOS 8 once you have installed the update. If you’re still unsure about iOS 8 and have yet to pull the trigger, be aware that there’s now no turning back once you do. More →

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HTC One M8 Eye Specs

Is HTC about to finally deliver the killer smartphone camera its fans deserve?

By on September 26, 2014 at 2:02 PM.

Is HTC about to finally deliver the killer smartphone camera its fans deserve?

The HTC One (M8) is one of the best smartphones we’ve reviewed this year but there was one thing about it we found particularly disappointing — namely, the quality of its camera, which can’t hold a candle to the cameras on rival flagship devices such as the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S5. However, a new report from Android Police claims that HTC is about to fix that with a new smartphone set to be unveiled next month that will feature a 13-megapixel Duo Camera. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Vs. iPhone 6

How to dump your iPhone or Android phone for the BlackBerry Passport

By on September 26, 2014 at 1:39 PM.

How to dump your iPhone or Android phone for the BlackBerry Passport

Tired of hanging around with iSheep and Fandroids and want to try something new? No problem — BlackBerry has just posted a handy tip sheet for anyone who wants to dump their iPhones and Android phones for a shiny new BlackBerry Passport. More →

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iPhone 6 Price

This is how much you’ll pay to charge the iPhone 6 for a year

By on September 26, 2014 at 1:14 PM.

This is how much you’ll pay to charge the iPhone 6 for a year

“The iPhone 6 Plus may bend in your pocket,” Opower’s Barry Fischer wrote in a blog post on Thursday, “but it won’t bend your energy bill higher.” We’ll forgive him for that one-liner, though, because it was written alongside a very interesting post that shares the results of Opower’s study examining how much it costs to charge the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus regularly for a year. Neither phone has class-leading battery life, and all that charging must add up, right?

Don’t worry, it’s actually much cheaper than you might think. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 3

Decision time: Will this respected reviewer ditch his Galaxy Note 3 for the iPhone 6 Plus?

Decision time: Will this respected reviewer ditch his Galaxy Note 3 for the iPhone 6 Plus?

By on September 26, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Last Friday, we covered the first in a six-part series where CNET’s respected product reviewer Tim Stevens began the painful process of trying to decide whether or not to ditch his beloved Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and switch to Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus phablet instead. Stevens explained how fond he has grown of his Galaxy Note 3 over time, and detailed many of the reasons why. The stylus and related software suite are big pluses, according to his column, and the phone’s excellent battery life is one of the things that drew him to the Note 3 in the first place.

Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus doesn’t ship with a stylus and its battery doesn’t last quite as long as the one in the Galaxy Note 3, but did it still manage to win Stevens’s heart? More →

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Apple Bendgate

LG’s attempt to slam Apple over ‘Bendgate’ scandal backfires hilariously

By on September 26, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

LG’s attempt to slam Apple over ‘Bendgate’ scandal backfires hilariously

Let this be a lesson to all brands out there: if you’re going to publicly mock another company, make sure the social media guru-ninja-experts you hire don’t use that company’s products. Apple has had a rough week following the release of a horribly botched iOS software update, the revelation that the iCloud hack that led to the nude celebrity photo leaks should have been prevented, and the widely covered complaints that Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus phablet has a tendency to bend.

Of note, the botched software update was fixed on Thursday night with the release of iOS 8.0.2, but there’s one huge bug that update doesn’t address: More →

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